‘Criminal’ killed in police shootout; cop injured

At least one alleged criminal was killed and another arrested in a shootout with police in Chakiwara area of the city on Sunday, police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Crime Investigation Department (CID) Chaudhry Aslam said that the police had killed an alleged criminal Saqib alias Sakhi while arrested another named Kashif. He added that they had also recovered a Kalashnikov and 9MM pistol from the arrest.

He said that the criminals were involved in the killing of political activists. “An Assistant Sub-inspector Waheed was also injured during the shootout,” he said.